Professor Edward Aspinall is Head of the Department of International Relations at the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.

He researches politics in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, focusing on democratisation, ethnicity and clientelism.

Professor Aspinall is author of four books and approximately 90 journal articles and book chapters on politics in Indonesia and other countries in Southeast Asia.



Indonesia’s election bears the signs of weakening democracy

As Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s term comes to an end, Indonesia’s democratic decline is accelerating, as the…

20 December 2023


Indonesian democracy’s biggest test

Jakarta is in the grip of an air pollution crisis. For weeks, smog in the capital has been…

14 September 2023

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